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Trainee Digital Journalist

Job Introduction

The role will involve creating content for one of Trinity Mirror's newest websites, SomersetLive.co.uk, which in turn produces content for seven weekly newspapers -  the Western Gazette, Wells Journal, Shepton Mallet Journal, Cheddar Valley Gazette, Central Somerset Gazette, Frome Standard and the Somerset Guardian.

Role Responsibility

Creating engaging, audience-led and socially shareable digital content for SomersetLive.co.uk.

Preparing and planning advance content plans around major events or topics on the patch.

Uploading articles, video and images to the web.

Ensuring standards are upheld and maintaining a thorough, up-to-date knowledge of media law and the IPSO code.

Working within a team of 21 journalists, reporting to one of our Digital Editors.

Ensuring a ‘right first time’ approach is taken with all content generation.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have superb social media skills, excellent online storytelling techniques and a deep understanding of how to make content engaging to digital audiences.

The role will involve creating content for one of Trinity Mirror's newest websites, SomersetLive.co.uk, which in turn produces content for seven weekly newspapers -  the Western Gazette, Wells Journal, Shepton Mallet Journal, Cheddar Valley Gazette, Central Somerset Gazette, Frome Standard and the Somerset Guardian.

You'll need a driving licence and access to your own vehicle.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to take part in a day-long work trial and interview.

 

Package Description

What Somerset Live can offer you

  • a Dell Latitude laptop and an iPhone SE
  • a training ground which has launched the careers of people now reporting on some of the country’s biggest dailies and nationals
  • a patch which takes in beautiful countryside, growing urban hubs, gorgeous towns such as Frome and Sherborne, and events from Yeovilton Air Show to Glastonbury Festival
  • the challenge of working for a growing website which is attracting more than three million readers every month
  • support to help you through the NCTJ process where relevant, with copy clinics, 121 coaching and exam revision sessions
  • payment for any outstanding NCTJ diploma exams, as well as your NQJ and a three-day NQJ refresher course
  • regular law refresher courses, as well as training days for reporters and programmes for editorial managers
  • regular 121s, annual appraisals and a commitment to development in a company which runs 150 newspaper titles and more than 80 news websites
  • cutting edge digital thinking which will develop your web and social media skills
  • modern offices with free parking
  • subsidised SimplyHealth health insurance scheme

About the Company

Trinity Mirror PLC is one of the UK’s largest multimedia publishers, with an award winning portfolio of five national and 130 regional titles and over 500 digital products.

At Trinity Mirror Regionals, we are digital first and audience-focused. Our journalists and titles consistently win awards for agenda-setting news and innovative storytelling, allowing readers to explore information via bespoke digital tools or live blogging and video to cover breaking news and sport. We are experts at using social media and pride ourselves on the digital training and development available to our journalists.

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